It’s funny that in the comments of the post about Kathy Griffin below so many people said something to the effect of Kathy needs to shut her mouth, lay low and eventually the bad situation she finds herself in now would blow over.
Kathy has never been able to keep her mouth shut.
Today, she released a 17 minute video on YouTube that has probably already been taken down. It was a very odd video. I am trying to view this video with the back story that her sister recently died and that her career has been destroyed and she was investigated by the secret service. But still she seems mentally off. She doesn’t seem to be thinking clearly. This video was another really bad idea.
The impetus of the video was the TMZ interview with Andy Cohen about her. Her overall point is that Harvey Levin is a scumbag who has targeted her and destroyed her career and that Andy Cohen is a misogynistic coke head.
The video starts with Kathy sitting at a desk, probably somewhere in Australia, talking straight to the camera. She plays a message that Harvey left for her last Friday. It’s a very polite and normal call, He says hello, identified himself, and asked her, if she has a minute to please give him a call and leaves a number. She tells us that she wants to know how he got her private cell phone number and suggests Lisa Bloom gave it to him. She’s not happy with Harvey or Lisa. She says in fact she doesn’t have a minute. But perhaps we do, basically encouraging people to blow up his phone. She blames Harvey for posting a new post every time another comedy club dropped her show. She feels like they were gleefully covering the end of her career in real time. She says that she is putting his number out there because all of her phone numbers and those of her sister who was dying of cancer and her mother who lives in a retirement village were all exposed. They all got death threats.
She asks us if we are okay with Harvey talking to Donald Trump multiple times a week. She calls him the gay male version of Kellyanne Conway. It’s unclear to me what Harvey did to her. He called her most likely to ask her if she had any response to Andy Cohen’s amnesia. What’s the problem there? He covered her Trump stunt because that is what entertainment news sites do. She kept calling him a blogger. I just don’t get what he did to her to cause this rage. After all, it was her decision to link up with the insane photographer and make a very controversial video. She wanted the publicity. That was the whole point. Unfortunately, she can’t control how people responded to her publicity stunt. That is not Harvey Levin’s fault. She claims that TMZ is a very misogynistic website .
She talked about her time at Bravo and how Andy Cohen and pretty much everyone at Bravo treated her like shit. She called out a bunch of female producers by name who didn’t support her and who were complicit in the misogyny that is rampant a Bravo. She briefly mentioned the housewives and said they put up with the misogyny for the pay check. She said that both times she was on WWHL Andy pulled her into an office and offered her cocaine. She repeated several times that the experience made her uncomfortable. She said Andy was terrible to work for. She mentions that she won two Emmys for her work on Bravo and even that did not garner her any respect.
She said she loves Anderson Cooper and you can tell she is hurt by him cutting her off. She mentions other people who did the same. She seems to blame Anderson’s tweet for the whole thing blowing up and the secret service investigating her. Speaking of the Secret Service, I am sure it was awful, but she called it a two month investigation. That may technically be the amount of time between the case being opened and the case being closed. However, she was only interviewed once for a few hours. I’m sure it was really scary, but she seems to be making everything sound worse than it was.
At one point she says that she called Jeff Zucker the president of CNN crying hysterically and begging for her job back. This must have been a previous firing because she says he let her come back at a 20% pay cut. She also talked about how Bravo didn’t pay her anywhere near what they would have paid a man. She noted that WWHL seems to always get renewed.
She gives several reasons about why she made the video. The final reason she gave is that she is on the Interpol list and some other flying list that causes her to be pulled into a private room and questioned every time she goes to a foreign country. She says she is headed to Singapore, and wants us to know if she is never heard from again, that is why.
It was seventeen minutes that I think Kathy will probably regret. Nothing about this video improved her public image. She called out all sorts of talent agencies and PR people basically insuring that no one with have her as a client. Basically, she just continues digging her own grave. And it is said, because I used to be a fan.
Updated to add Andy Cohen’s response.
I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100% false and totally made up.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 28, 2017
So many replies to his post are calling him out for his blatant and consistent misogynist behavior. Way more comment about that than the coke.